Greetings, Lion fans, and in today’s installment, we’ll take a look at reasons number 95-93 of why we love college football.
#95- Marching Bands-The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. Goin’ Band From Raiderland. The Show Band of the Southwest. The Pride. Ocean of Soul. The Human Jukebox. No matter what style you enjoy, from the military precision of the FTAB, the moving stick figures of Ohio State, the irreverent anarchy of the MOB(Marching Owl Band) of Rice, or the Stanford band, of band from HBCU’s like Southern, Grambling, Texas Southern, a great marching band can excite a crowd, and really get a stadium rocking
#94- Fight Songs- Boomer Sooner. Texas Fight. The War Hymn. Victory March. Hail to the Victors. Fight On. Anchors Aweigh. Yea Alabama. The Ramblin’ Wreck. You hear it after every score. It never changes. It’s one of those things, that makes the game, and never changes, unlike the professional game.
#93- Stadiums- The Hawk. Kyle Field. Jones Stadium. DKR Memorial Stadium. Bryant-Denny. Jordan-Hare. The Horseshoe in Columbus. The Big House in Ann Arbor. McLane Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River in Waco. Death Valley in Baton Rouge. Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Every place has a story, and a history, and in some cases, can be a very tough place on visitors.(Don’t look now, Lion fans, but in the last 5 years, your team is a combined 26-4 at the friendly confines of The Hawk. (If a team happens to outscore the Lions there, they had better take a picture of the scoreboard. It doesn’t happen often.)